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We are launching a nationwide advertising campaign this weekend calling out Republican lawmakers for supporting a plan to pay for the payroll tax relief extension by slashing federal employee wages.

The new “Explain it to me, GOP” ads feature three federal employees from AFGE Locals representing Veterans Affairs nurses, Defense Department workers and federal corrections officers. Each of the employees asks GOP lawmakers to “explain it to me” how cutting federal pay and benefits helps put Americans back to work.

The ad will appear on Sunday, February 12th during “Face the Nation” which airs on the Washington, D.C. local CBS affiliate (WUSA-Channel 9) at 10:30 am.

The same ad will also appear on the Washington, D.C. local ABC affiliate (WJLA-Channel  7) on Sunday, February 12th during “Inside Washington” at 9:00 am; “Washington Business Report” at 9:30 am; and “This Week” at 10:00 am.

The ad is scheduled to run twice on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” during the 7:00 am hour on Tuesday, February 14th and during “MSNBC Prime” on Monday, February 13th between 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm.  It is scheduled to run nationally on Fox News Channel and CNN during the day on Monday, February 13th and Tuesday, February 14th.

The print ad is scheduled to run in Politico on Monday, February 13th as well.

Visit the website at www.explainittomegop.org.

You may view the television ad at www.youtube.com/afgeonline.

Click here to read the Washington Post story about the ad.

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